another one for Halloweensie in a totally different vein…
Carrie crossed the street to avoid the trick-or-treaters, and walked by the graveyard. The guy in the skeleton tee-shirt was the creep who always bugged her at school.
“Hey, Red!” he shouted. Carrie walked faster, but he crossed toward her. “When are you gonna live a little?”
Carrie stiffened, “The best thing about the pandemic has been not seeing you.”
He lowered his mask, “Afraid I’ll breathe on you?”
A voice hissed, “Back off!” Brandon froze.
Carrie turned to see her brother, hair as red as hers and twice as curly, looking better than the day that he was buried.